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Palaszczuk Government urged to focus on renewables, not allow more destructive gas projects in Western Queensland

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THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY. MEDIA RELEASE May 14, 2014Palaszczuk Government urged to focus on renewables, not allow more destructive gas projects in Western Queensland
 
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Coalition must learn torching forests is not renewable energy

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Federal Industry Minister Ian Macfarlane’s determination to include burning native forests for power in the Renewable Energy Target despite Labor’s opposition highlights the Coalition’s unhealthy obsession with this environmentally destructive technology, The Wilderness Society said today.“A credible Renewable Energy Target simply cannot afford to include technologies that have a destructive impact on the environment,” said Wilderness Society National Forest Campaigner Warrick Jordan.
 
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LNP opened up Queensland to large scale land clearing, but Palaszczuk Government needs to fix

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Former LNP Minister Cripps defends his ramming through Newman Government’s changes to land clearing laws which have since triggered a return to large scale clearingLNP changes on so called high value agriculture being used to allow clearing for cattle industryLabor needs to act immediately on its pre-election promise to reinstate strong controls on large scale clearing 
The rate of large scale land clearing in Queensland is about to go off the scale unless the Palaszczuk government delivers on its pre-election promise to reinstate s
 
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Great Forest National Park needed to save 'critically endangered' Fairy Possum

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Today, Minister Hunt has acknowledged the severe plight of the Fairy (Leadbeater’s) Possum, by changing the listing of the Fairy Possum from 'endangered' to 'critically endangered'.
 
Now, it is incumbent on the State Government to act swiftly to protect the forests that this iconic animal calls home, and for Minister Hunt to back the Great Forest National Park proposal.
 
“It’s tragic that the Fairy possum has had to be added to the ‘critically endangered’ list, but at least
 
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Five years after Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster, BP can’t be trusted in Great Australian Bight

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April 20, 2015 marks fifth anniversary of Gulf of Mexico disasterBP contesting fines for worst oil spill in history, business still waiting for compensation.BP refuses to release oil spill modelling or emergency plans for Bight drilling.Five years after BP’s disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the British oil giant seems to have not learnt anything with its plans to try deep sea drilling in the pristine waters of the Great Australian Bight.
 

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